In a post on Xbox Wire, Yusef Mehdi -- Xbox corporate vice president of marketing, strategy, and business – said the figure includes sales in 13 countries. “It’s been incredible to see Xbox One selling at a record-setting pace for Xbox, and we were honored to see Xbox One become the fastest-selling console in the U.S. during our launch month in November,” Mehdi wrote. “Since our launch, demand for Xbox One has been strong, selling out throughout the holidays at most retailers worldwide. We are continuing to work hard to deliver additional consoles to retailers as fast as possible.”
Previously, Microsoft announced that Xbox One sales passed 2 million in 18 days, half of which came in the first 24 hours. By comparison, we last heard that 2.1 million PlayStation 4 consoles had been sold as of early December, though Sony hasn’t announced sales numbers since the end of the year.
Mehdi added that he expects 2014 to be a “promising year,” pointing to upcoming releases including Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive, Project Spark, and many more. “Thank you for making 2013 truly epic for Xbox and here’s to 2014,” he concluded.